Newman Martial Arts

T.A.G.B. Tae Kwon-Do Schools

About Tae Kwon-Do

What is Tae Kwon-Do?

Tae Kwon-Do literally means “The Way of Foot and Fist” and is a high-kicking fast-paced modern Martial Art developed by the Korean Army for unarmed combat. It was officially founded in 1955 by 9th Degree Black Belt Major General Choi Hong Hi, and has since reached every corner of the planet. The system uses rapid blocks, kicks and punches to quickly disable the opponent.

Is Tae Kwon-Do suitable for me?

Yes! Tae Kwon-Do is an inclusive and accommodating sport suitable for all ages (4+) and levels of fitness. It has many different aspects to it which is why it is appealing to so many people; from the artistic aspect within the patterns, to the competitive aspect within the sparring, the practical aspect of self-defence and the health aspect of the increased fitness, flexibility and whole body conditioning.

About The T.A.G.B.

What is the T.A.G.B.?

We are members of the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB), which is currently Europe's largest Martial Arts Organisation. It is ran by a commitee of some of the most important names in British Tae Kwon-Do, including Grand Master David Oliver (9th Degree Black Belt) and Grand Master Michael Dew (9th Degree Black Belt). It was formed in 1983 and has since become the founding member of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) which is recognised by the United Kingdom Sports Council. It is also a member of Tae Kwon-Do International (TKDI) which has representation on every continent of the globe.


Why train with the T.A.G.B.?

In training with a T.A.G.B. School you are guarenteed quality tuition by professional qualified Instructors, an excellent structured syllabus that can take you from beginner to Black Belt in just 3 1/2 years, a fair grading system with examiners being committee members only, and lastly but by no means least, a vibrant tournament scene with 1,000's of competitors, highly trained officials and world renowned champiopnships.

About Newman Martial Arts

Our Instructors

Our Newman Martial Arts Clubs are ran by husband and wife team Mr Lee Newman (5th Degree Black Belt) and Mrs Frances Newman (4th Degree Black Belt). They are highly qualified, CRB / DBS Police Checked, First Aid Trained, Black Belt Instructors who are Health and Fitness Professionals in their own right. They have a combined experience of over 30 years of training, a wealth of experience in tournaments both nationally and internationally and teach in various locations 6 days a week.

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What is Clubmark?

At Newman Martial Arts all of our Clubs have received the prestigious Clubmark award from the BTC and Sport UK for higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management. Clubmark is a universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for high quality community sports clubs. It is a kitemark of excellence that enables and empowers indivudals in choosing the right club for them and/or their children.





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Emersons Green TKD

Established in May 2004, Emersons Green TKD is based at the Emersons Green Village Hall, and is the longest standing NMA School, with over 80 students split into a seperate Junior and Adult Classes. It has a vibrant, energetic atmosphere where, dispite the size, every student is made to feel welcome.


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Chipping Sodbury TKD

Taken over from previous Instructors in April 2013, Chipping Sodbury TKD is the newest branch of NMA. It is based in Chipping Sodbury Sports Centre and has lively, fun family classes of 15-30 people which encourage parents to train alongside their children.


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Our Instructors

All NMA Clubs are ran by husband and wife team Mr. Lee David Newman (5th Dan) and Mrs Frances Newman (4th Dan). They are highly qualified, CRB Police Checked, First Aid Trained, Black Belt Instructors who are Health and Fitness Professionals in their own right.

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